At Berwick Lodge we understand that teamwork is key to the success in any business. Our experienced Events Team work closely with many companies across the South West to create tailored team building activities that will help them achieve their business objectives.
One of the most important elements for any team building exercise is to take employees out of their office environment so they can relax and interact with their colleagues. Although Berwick Lodge is just 10 minutes from the centre of Bristol and five minutes from the M5/M4, our 18 acres of gardens and woodland create an instantly relaxing environment which transports employees away from the day-to-day stresses of work.
Of course we offer traditional outdoor events like clay pigeon shooting, archery and quad biking. However, in recent years we have seen a growing demand for more cerebral activities which offer employees something out of the ordinary.
Some of our most popular activities are our cookery courses which are taught by our top chefs. Employees work in teams or as individuals to learn a variety of skills from bread baking to butchery, pasta making to cake decorating, or wine tasting to cheese appreciation. What’s more they can eat and enjoy the results of their hard work at the end of the day!
Popular TV culture has played a role in our recent introduction of some new and inspiring activities including Singing Workshops, Strictly Corporate Dancing and one of the most thrilling – a Crime Investigation Scene (CSI) workshop. Such events take employees out of their comfort zone and help them focus on working with their colleagues to achieve results.
The feedback we receive from businesses is that these activities work well in the short term, with employees enjoying the experience and having the time to get to know their colleagues better. However, they also have excellent long term benefits, helping with motivation, increasing productivity, improving working relationships and in some cases, giving employees more confidence to put forward new and innovative ideas towards the business. Surely this has to be the ultimate goal of any team building event.